La Bohème

San Francisco Opera

An opera in four acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
Based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger as dramatized by Théodore Barrière.


This is a new co-production between Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company and San Francisco Opera.

It opened at the Wortham Centre in Houston on the 19th October 2012 and played in repertoire through October and November. 

The production then re-opened at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada on October 3rd 2013.

The San Francisco Opera Company leg of the journey opened on November 15th and 16th 2014 – with a double cast in the main leading roles.

The creative team and cast for San Francisco was as follows:

Creative Team

Director – John Caird
Sets and Costumes– David Farley
Lighting – Michael James Clarke
Assistant Director – Jose Maria Condemi

Conductor – Giuseppe Finzi
Deputy Conductor – Dennis Doubin
Chorus Director – Ian Robertson
Répétiteurs – John Churchwell, Bryndon Hassman & Noah Lindquist
Prompter – Fabrizio Corona

Supertitles by John Caird & Mena Mark Hanna
Assistant Directors – E. Reed Fisher & Morgan Robinson
Stage Manager – Rachel Henneberry
Costume Supervisor – Kristi Johnson
Wig and Make-up Designer – Jeanna Parham



Marcello – Alexey Markov/Brian Mulligan
Rodolfo –Michael Fabiano/Giorgio Berrugi
Colline – Christian Van Horn
Schaunard – Hadleigh Adams
Benoit – Dale Travis
Mimi – Alexia Volgaridou/Leah Crocetto
Alcindoro – Dale Travis
Musetta – Nadine Sierra/Ellie Dehn
Parpignol – Chester Pidduck

Officer – Torlef Borsting
Sergeant – Bojan Kovezevic


The leading roles were covered as follows:

Rodolfo – Eric Margiore
Marcello – Joo Won Kang
Colline – Scott Conner
Schaunard – Efrain Solis
Mimi – Julie Adams
Musetta – Maria Valdes